2019 MTNA Foundation Fellow Nominees

This year, WSMTA is delighted to announce that Lois Jacobson, and the late Dr. David Rostkoski have been nominated as the two Music Teachers National Association Foundation Fellows from Washington State for 2019.

This is an incredible national honor given to deserving individuals who have made significant contributions to the music world and the teaching profession.  The award will be given at the Gala Banquet of the MTNA national conference in Spokane, Washington, on Monday, March 18th, 2019.

To celebrate each fellowship, charitable contributions are being given to the MTNA foundation fund. Money in this fund helps to pay for the MTNA competitions, and for student scholarships. The nomination is confirmed when $1,500 is raised in the honoree’s name. Thanks to a grant from WSMTA, and the support of some very kind individuals, we are well on the way there. But we do need your help. After the award is given, a letter detailing the names of their donors is sent to the honorees, so they will be able to thank all those who supported their nomination.

To contribute in Lois’ or David’s honor, click on this link. 
When you open the link, you will be taken to a contribution form. The first thing it asks you is for your information.

After you fill in your information, scroll down the form. You will see the sentence “Please use my gift for:”  followed by a long list of endowments.

Make sure to scroll past that list to the box marked ‘Fellow.’  You must write “Lois Jacobson” or “David Rostkoski” in the box marked “Fellow.”  That way, the gift will go towards their fellowship funds. You have to do this in order for them to receive credit.

Make sure to attend the Gala banquet on Monday, March 18th in Spokane at the national conference, to witness them being honored.